Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Some Zeffirelli Love


It's not often these days that you get such a lengthy tribute to the "original" Romeo and Juliet on film, Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 version with Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey.  Worth a nostalgic look.

(Yeah yeah it's not the original, but it's arguably the definitive screen adaptation.)


Alan K.Farrar said...

Like this!
Have to say, I think it is the best R&J on film - absolutely loved Mercutio.
Romeo's bottom made something of a splash too with all the implications of 'sex' which people seemed to have missed before. (Now, will an upcoming King Lear reveal more?)

feste said...

Michael York set the standard for Tybalt.